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Technology vs. Jobs

A question from LinkedIn: How do you view the relationship between Technological Innovation and Job Creation?  A net positive, a net negative, net neutral? The relationship between technological innovation and job creation is threefold: Technological innovation creates (relatively few) high-paying … Continue reading

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Do I really know something Steven Levitt doesn’t?

Steven Levitt writes: Back in the old days, banks didn’t package and resell the mortgages they wrote. So when a homeowner got into trouble, they could go down and talk with the bank about working out some solution other than … Continue reading

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A weird Firefox upload/download problem (solved)

This morning, my Firefox started acting up. It would freeze when I attempt to upload a file or use the right-click Save As… functionality. Upon a closer look, however, it turned out it wasn’t really freezing, but taking a very … Continue reading

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Sean Masaki Flynn explains author’s compensation

Sean Masaki Flynn, author of Economics For Dummies, answers a reader’s question on Freakonomics: Q: Roughly what does one make for writing a Dummies book, and is it a more lucrative endeavor (in terms of dollars per hour) than the … Continue reading

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Include_HTML plugin: not-so-neat tricks

A question hoisted from comments: I really want to use this plugin, seems perfect for me, but it doesnt seem to allow forms to work on the pages that are included. Is this possible? These are forms that would normally … Continue reading

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Applying case formatting in Excel

A question from Askville: Excel question – is there any way to apply a function in place? A couple of examples – I have a cell that is in lower case and I want it to be upper case. Can … Continue reading

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On real estate and interest rates

A question from Askville: What’s the impact of the Fed’s $500B bailout on real estate and interest rate? Will my mortgage interest rate drop dramatically in the next few months? (Planning to sell and trade up a bigger home for … Continue reading

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Stephen Dubner wonders about reading news

Stephen Dubner writes: Admirim Luboteni, living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, writes with a simple but hard question: Which general news/business sites should one read daily to keep himself well-informed? I will be interested to see how many people suggest aggregators … Continue reading

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Including free-form PHP into WordPress

Update: include_HTML now has its own page.   Every once in a while, there is a need to include free-form PHP (or HTML, or JavaScript) into a WordPress post or page (a recent post on WordPress support forums raised that problem … Continue reading

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Restricting access to a WordPress post or page

A recent post on WordPress support forums asked if it were possible to restrict access to a WordPress post or page. I replied saying yes and suggested that the problem could be solved with a plugin. Well, it turned out … Continue reading

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